Newly re-signed Redskins captain London Fletcher made his first appearance back in the DC-community this weekend, helping to rebuild the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington.
Rebuilding Washington seems to be Fletcher’s forte, and he made no bones about his happiness being back with the Redskins (via Jennifer X. Williams, CSN Washington):
I’m very excited. To continue my work with the Washington Redskins was very important to me and important to the organization. So I look forward to this season, and I’m thrilled to be returning to the Redskins.
It means a lot, and I definitely did not take for granted the fan support that I received. The whole Twitter response, I think I was trending in DC, and I think I maybe went global! [laughter]
But to be appreciated by the fans is something that I definitely don’t take for granted
Fletcher also described himself as an NFL and Redskins football fan, and was excited to see who would be quarterback in Washington next season. Mathematically speaking, either or both of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be available with the No. 2 pick.
As a professional football player, this has Fletcher excited for the team’s direction. Just as a fan of the game, Fletcher feels confident about the quality of both players (via CSN Washington):
I’m excited to see who we’re gonna pick overall. In general, just with the pieces we’ve added in free agency and the pieces we’ll add in the draft…we have our work cut out for us to get where we need to be.
Both [Griffin] and Luck are two great football players, and I don’t think you can go wrong with either one of the guys. They carry themselves very well, both extremely great leaders and hard workers.
From that standpoint, you can’t do wrong with either one of those guys leading your franchise. I think it’s just important to build with the right pieces around them, in order for that quarterback to be successful.
Expect Fletcher & Co. to be just as excited as the rest of Redskins Nation when the draft card is handed up on stage on Thursday evening in New York. No matter who walks out on stage with the No. 1 Redskins jersey, Fletcher has a good feeling about the future in Washington.
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